Reflecting on 2017

Reflecting on 2017

This past year is one of the most challenging years I’ve had to deal with both mentally and emotionally. I decided to pursue one of my goals and enter medical school in another country that is considered not developed. I went from being there with my mom as she went through health complications to helping my parents navigate the healthcare system from far away. I also had to deal with an end of a relationship of 2 years. And through all this, I was trying to accept and succeed in school after having to repeat my first semester. And of course on top of that, survive a category 5 hurricane and continue school on a cruise liner. However through all this, I survived, am stronger, more confident, am more sure of who my true friends are, and overall, thankful. Continue reading “Reflecting on 2017”

Essentials for Med School

Essentials for Med School

I was thinking the other day how my folding table is coming in clutch with studying on this ship (especially since it’s finals week). Then a few of my classmates have been asking me about my Sony noise cancelling headphones. I realized there are a few items that I purchased that has been helping me survive medical school and especially on Floating University. See below for my must-haves.

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From One Island to Another – Living in St. Kitts

From One Island to Another – Living in St. Kitts

It’s strange to be living on another island. Being in St. Kitts made me realize that Dominica really was my home. I felt so comfortable there already and I was already comparing things to Dominica. But what really made me miss Dominica was when all the locals in St. Kitts would ask where I was from and my automatic response was Dominica. My friends all responded that way too. I miss the fresh juices, the Chinese food, my breakfast green smoothie parfaits, the dumplings from New City Restaurant, the prices of everything, how WiFi was everywhere, business owners using WhatsApp, being able to walk around and most of all, the people.  Continue reading “From One Island to Another – Living in St. Kitts”

Hunger Games: Med School Edition

Hunger Games: Med School Edition

It’s been a little over a week since I’ve moved onto the cruise ship to continue my medical education studies and it’s been quite the interesting adventure so far. I’ll admit it was a hot mess when we got onto this boat from living situation, logistics, and even the administration. It was so frustrating to realize that we would be living in these conditions. However, Ross has done their best and are truly trying their hardest to meet our requests and making this situation much better for learning. It’s significantly improved in only 2 weeks. Continue reading “Hunger Games: Med School Edition”